ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has written letters to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein for making efforts to end violation of basic human rights in Kashmir by Indian forces.
In the letters, the premier called for an end to persistent and egregious violation of the basic human rights in the valley. He also urged implementation on resolutions of UN Security Council, which provide for self determination of Kashmiri people through a fair and impartial plebiscite under the aspiration of the UN.
Highlighting human rights abuses by Indian occupation forces, the PM said more than 50 deaths and 3500 injuries had taken place, out of which 400 were critical.
The premier stressed that use of illegitimate and excessive force against innocent civilians protesting peacefully over extrajudicial killings was a blatant violation of a range of fundamental rights.
Nawaz also pointed out the usage of Indian force to prevent access to hospitals and medical facilities and harass doctors.
“The situation is a clear manifestation of Indian state terrorism to suppress the Kashmiris’ struggle for their inalienable right to self-determination,” the premier maintained.
He called for investigation into the brutalities and atrocities committed by Indian forces, and a fair inquiry into the killing of separatist leader Burhan Muzaffar Wani in cold blood.
Many innocent Kashmiris had lost their eyesight due to pellet guns, which the Indian forces used with the deliberate intention of causing serious permanent injuries.